(Closed) K colored diamonds

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

Lokie85:  Thanks, I love it too. I am almost disappointed when it looks more white in some lightIng conditions!

What a fun picture! It’s like a kryptonite ring  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 19
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

leahsullyjohn:  Yup, a solitaire will definitely help. Setting it so you can see a bit less of the side – a bezel or “cup” style setting, a fancy filigree profile, and so on which also help. I know people who are bothered by seeing body colour who have done this as then they just mostly see the stone face up and white ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 20
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

In stores they’re often either set off my special lighting, upside down (shows more colour) or against white. If you put a k beside an h it will have a tint comparatively- but by itself on your hand no one would pick it.

I have an N- it is a lovely cut and nice size, no fluro, set in white gold, I looks white unless under a golden light globe (that’s what I have in my house). Now that I am wedding band shopping a number or highend, experienced jewellers- not sales people- working jewellers have guessed that it’s an i.

I’m getting my wedding band made of i’s to save money and try not to set up a huge difference.

I am happy we went with a larger stone and a bit more colour- not many people outside of wedding forums are obsessed with bright white- or would be able to see that it isnt. 

If you can go to a shop (even if you’re looking online) get a few different coloured diamonds and ignore the jeweller getting the $70,000 bright white stone the same size as the K and putting them side by side upside down in a piece of folded white card. Instead sit the K right side up in the groove between your fingers and see how you think it looks. If you can’t check out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YizGfSIisJE and see when they’re held right side up.

IMG_9751 copy

Under stupid golden lights as mentioned

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 7 months ago by  penny2015.
Post # 21
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Blushing bee

I have an oval K diamond. I’ve heard that ‘fancy’ cuts show color more but not positive. Under most light, including under full sun, it looks very white to me. Sometimes under dim lighting it has a slight yellow to it. Mine is set in rose gold which I think works well with a lower color stone since it isnt close to a lot of white. 

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

L-K color with faint florescence. I only notice it to the side or when comparing it to whiter diamonds. Because of the florescence, it faces up almost the same color as an old mirror (with a faint green hint in the right light). 

Post # 27
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

leahsullyjohn:  I’m a size 7 and the center stone is 2.8ct.  So you should be fine with a 2.3ct!

Post # 29
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Helper bee

leahsullyjohn:  I’m getting a j diamond and I’m uber color sensitive. Can I see the color difference between a D and a J? Hell yea haha, but it doesn’t make it less beautiful. For me, D E and F had a very faint color switch, I almost couldn’t tell the difference. Once I got to H it was like a sudden drop of color, but the I color looked very similar.  Then there was another drop at J, but K looked the same. 

I picked a J because I found one that I liked. Very sparkley, and when you aren’t comparing it to other diamonds it looks white. When I inspected the J from the side I could see light color, but very slight. When holding it up to a D it looked yellow. The point I’m getting at is on its own a j or a K will look white from the top and VERY slightly yellow from the side. Still Shiney and beautiful. I’m getting mine set in rose gold to compliment the stone:)

If you are very worried I would down size for an I. An I will be very white no matter what. If you liked heputaringonit finger coverage, hers is 53%. That’s tons!:) so if you wanted 53 percent coverage, you could get a 1.7 carat! It will look just as big, that is the beauty of tiny fingers!!! 

 

Post # 30
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Helper bee

leahsullyjohn:  this diamond would give you 52% coverage based on your finger size and the mm of the diamond. This isn’t to try and make you get an I colored diamond, this is just if you are really worried about color and want the same coverage as the PP:) 

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